This page is the “Top 10 List” of a list I did of 100 Songs To Learn On Guitar. These are songs that are fun and relatively easy to play. They are listed in order of difficulty with the easiest first.
If you want to learn guitar, but don’t know where to start, this is a great place!
If you want to learn more songs and increase your skills, go through the rest of the list as well!
You can also check out my Recommendations for Beginners if you haven’t already.
In parenthesis after each song title is how many chords it uses. Chords on this list are basic and easy to play. You can find all these chords in my Chord Library!
As a guitarist, I have always been fascinated by the guitar and everything it can do. It is such a versatile instrument and can be used in so many different ways. From classical to rock, country to metal, jazz to pop, funk to hip-hop – you name it and the guitar has probably played a part in creating it!
But with so many styles and genres of music, how do you know where to start?
What are the top 10 songs that every guitarist should know?
This is a question that I get asked all the time by students and fellow musicians alike. It seems like there is no single definitive answer to this question. But after years of playing music myself and teaching others how to play, I think I might have an idea of what the top 10 songs are for guitarists.
1. “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple
2. “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin
3. “Hotel California” by The Eagles
4. “Back In Black” by AC/DC
5. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
6. “Sultans Of Swing” by Dire Straits
7. “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skyn
Learning to play the guitar is a great thing to do, but it can be overwhelming. There are thousands upon thousands of songs that you can learn, and it’s tough to know where to start.
It’s important that you pick songs that are easy enough for you to play. If you don’t, you’ll find yourself getting frustrated and wanting to quit. But if you choose songs that are a little too easy for you, then it won’t be long until you’re playing those difficult songs that seemed impossible before.
It’s also important that you pick songs that are fun for you to play. There’s no point in trying to learn a song that doesn’t interest you because it will just make playing the guitar seem like a chore rather than something fun.
Here is a list of 10 songs I recommend for beginning guitar players who want to improve their playing skills:
1) “Breathe” by Pink Floyd
2) “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple
3) “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin
4) “Yesterday” by The Beatles
5) “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen
6) “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
When starting to learn how to play the guitar, it is important to have some easy songs to learn on guitar, rather than trying to dive in and play complex music. It can be very frustrating when you are just starting out to try and play a song that has advanced playing techniques while you are still learning how to play.
There are many easy songs for guitar beginners. Here are 10 of the most popular:
“Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton
This is an excellent song for learners as it only uses three chords throughout. The chords used in this song are B major, E major and F
Learn Your Favourite Songs
It doesn’t matter what genre of music you listen to, learning songs is a great way to learn about technique and theory. It helps to have a song in mind that you like and would like to learn. It’s also better if it isn’t too difficult, as you’ll need to be able to play it at least a few times before you can start getting out all the nuances and details. Here are 10 of my personal favourite songs, perfect for starting out…
1. “Boys Don’t Cry” by The Cure
2. “Teen Age Riot” by Sonic Youth
3. “I Think I Smell a Rat” by The White Stripes
4. “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield
5. “One After 909” by The Beatles
6. “I Can’t Explain” by The Who
7. “Strawberry Fields Forever (Live)” by The Beatles
8. “All Day and All of the Night” by The Kinks
9. “Brown Sugar (Live)” by Rolling Stones
10. “What I Got” by Sublime
1. Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
2. Hey There Delilah (Plain White T’s)
3. I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones)
4. Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
5. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
6. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
7. Sunshine of Your Love (Cream)
8. Come Together (The Beatles)
9. You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
10. Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)